Traditional media Archive

  • Bureau of Investigative Journalism celebrates first birthday

    Bureau of Investigative Journalism celebrates first birthday

    Case study by Alex Klaushofer. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the not-for-profit organisation established to help reverse the decline of investigative journalism in Britain, celebrates its first birthday today. Launched on 26th April 2010 thanks to a £2 million grant from the Potter foundation, the organisation espouses an unashamedly non-commercial funding model, conducting the kind […]

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  • Old model for new journalism – weekly paper proves sustainable

    Old model for new journalism – weekly paper proves sustainable

    Case study by Alex Klaushofer. You could call it the new traditionalism. The Cleethorpes Chronicle is a rare beast – a weekly local newspaper, a start-up bucking the trend of the decline of print, launched in the teeth of recession and funded by advertising. The paper was founded in March 2008 by editor Nigel Lowther […]

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  • IPC’s cautious embrace of digital

    IPC’s cautious embrace of digital

    Case study by Tim Dawson. As publishers fall over themselves to unveil iPad editions, IPC has the quiet satisfaction of being well ahead of the game.  The magazine publisher has been offering online subscriptions through Zinio for seven years.  Today nearly all of its 60 titles are available through the multi-platform American distributor. “Initially we […]

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  • Foundation funding reveals murky world of farm subsidies

    Foundation funding reveals murky world of farm subsidies

    Case study by Tim Dawson. Michael Heseltine always enjoyed being considered one of the ‘big beasts’ of British politics.  Less well known, until recently, is that he has long been a recipient of around £90,000 of annual funding from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).  Lord Hesseltine, who founded the magazine company Haymarket, is thought […]

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  • iPhone meets longform – with mixed results for magazine journalism

    iPhone meets longform – with mixed results for magazine journalism

    A techy tale for our times comes from the Big Apple, where sophisticated commuters are turning to their iPhones to satisfy their craving for substantial magazine features. They had to wait awhile, recounts Kat Stoeffel in the New York Observer, as the technology – designed to deliver only micro-bites of online info – wasn’t up […]

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  • Hunt for new media model doomed

    Hunt for new media model doomed

    A thought-provoking assessment of what technological change means for journalism comes from Paul Armstrong of @themediaisdying. Armstrong, who has been relaying his observations of the changing face of the media for the past couple of years via his Twitter account, has now reached a firm conclusion. The hunt for a new business model is fundamentally […]

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  • New magazine aims to cash in on Good Life

    New magazine aims to cash in on Good Life

    Amid the endless tales of failing titles, the launch of a new monthly suggests the traditional model for magazine publication may be alive and, er, laying. Your Chickens, which goes on sale tomorrow in newsagents and supermarkets across Britain, aims to find a market among the 500,000 people who keep hens in their back gardens. […]

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  • Sunday Times iPad app tops chart

    Sunday Times iPad app tops chart

    The Sunday Times is bragging today that its iPad app has topped a chart rating design, functionality and use of multimedia.  The chart, published by iMonitor, rated Story Magazin from Hungary and Viva HD second and third.  The Washington Post and Pearson’s Intelligent Life came in at four and five. Acclaim for the product may […]

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  • What will 2011 mean for journalism?

    What will 2011 mean for journalism?

    There are no clear-cut answers to this question, obviously, but the Poynter Institute identifies some emerging trends in investigative journalism in the US. It is thriving, it seems, but only if you’re good with data and social media. A similar blend of tradition and innovation is keeping the magazine world alive, according to the Innovations […]

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  • Readers still love print, survey suggests

    Readers still love print, survey suggests

    New research into how readers like their journalism suggests that traditional media are holding up well, reports Press Gazette. The vast majority – 86% – of the two thousand people who responded to a survey conducted by KPMG said they preferred to read material in print form rather than on-screen. Almost 80% had read a […]

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